Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG, as she was historically known, was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020. She was the second woman to serve in the U.S. Supreme Court, after Sandra Day O'Connor.
But RBG wasn’t only someone fighting for women's rights. She stood for justice She stood for what is right. She fought for a widower not being given the benefits of social security of a deceased partner while widows (his female counterpart) were allowed to take pensions and other benefits.
2020 has been the torchbearer of bad news and the passing of RBG added too!
I was going to write only about RBG today when I chanced upon #avalkoppam trending again!
You see the irony, don’t you? On one side we have women like RBG who fought all their life for what is right and on the other side we have women who are still fighting for their own rights!
#Avalkoppam is trending again because few prominent actors have changed/reversed their statements and hence termed “hostile”.
They were key witnesses who could have stood with the truth and avenged the survivor, but chose not to!
The side you choose to be on is your personal choice and no one can question it. But like what Martin Luther King has quoted, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”
Today, you can choose to stay with the accused and nothing changes, it will just be a normal day in a man’s world. But if you choose to stay with the survivor, you can help create history! Showing your solidarity and daring to stand with the truth will defy the blind ignorance of people supporting the accused. Of course, nothing is proven yet but that doesn’t acquit the popular actor of the heinous crime he has committed.
Until eternity, I stand by the survivor!